Roy Miller (footballer)

Roy Miller Hernández (born November 24, 1984) is a Costa Rican footballer who plays for Saprissa and the Costa Rica national football team.

Roy Miller
Roy Miller 2016.jpg
Personal information
Full name Roy Miller Hernández
Date of birth (1984-11-24) November 24, 1984 (age 36)
Place of birth Limón, Costa Rica
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Playing position(s) Defender
Club information
Current team
Saprissa
Youth career
2001–2003 Cartaginés
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2005 Cartaginés 34 (0)
2005–2007 Bodø/Glimt 52 (6)
2008–2009 Rosenborg 17 (0)
2009Örgryte (loan) 14 (0)
2010–2015 New York Red Bulls 125 (0)
2015New York Red Bulls II (loan) 1 (0)
2016–2017 Saprissa 48 (4)
2017–2018 Portland Timbers 27 (1)
2018Portland Timbers 2 (loan) 7 (0)
2019 Portland Timbers 2 13 (1)
2019– Saprissa 7 (0)
National team
2001 Costa Rica U17 4 (0)
2005– Costa Rica 59 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 24 March 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10 June 2014

CareerEdit

ClubEdit

Miller began his career in the youth ranks of Cartaginés. In 2002, he went on trial with Argentine side Olimpo de Bahía Blanca, but was unable to acclimate himself to the club and returned to Costa Rica.[1]

Miller turned professional with Cartaginés before moving to the north of Norway at Bodø/Glimt along with his compatriot and teammate at Cartaginés, Randall Brenes.[2] He had a successful stay at Bodø/Glimt, appearing in 52 league matches and scoring 6 goals, leading to interest from top Norwegian side Rosenborg.

 
Miller playing for Bodø/Glimt

In February 2008 Miller signed a 3-year long contract with Rosenborg,[3] and quickly established himself as the team's starting left back. A knee injury curtailed his progress with Rosenborg, and upon returning to action, he was loaned out to Örgryte on 28 July 2009.[4] With Örgryte Miller played in the final 14 games of the 2009 Allsvenskan season. Miller was very appreciated by the Örgryte fans.

In January 2010, Miller signed a 2-year long contract with New York Red Bulls of Major League Soccer. On 20 March 2010, Miller started for Red Bulls in a 3–1 victory against Santos FC, which was the first match played at the new Red Bull Arena.[5] Miller made his Major League Soccer debut on 27 March 2010, playing the full 90 in New York's opening game of the 2010 MLS season against Chicago Fire that ended in a 1–0 victory for New York.[6] On October 21, 2010 Miller started for Red Bulls in a 2–0 victory over New England Revolution which clinched the regular season Eastern Conference title.[7]

 
Miller with teammate Chris Duvall

In December 2013 it was reported that Miller would be returning to Costa Rica to sign with top club Saprissa, however, Miller rejected the clubs offer and decided to renew his contract with New York.[8] Miller was limited to 17 league games during the 2013 season due to injuries and national team duty, however he was a part of the team that captured the club's first official title the MLS Supporters' Shield. In 2015, Miller was slowly phased out of the starting eleven due to the emergence of Jamaican leftback, Kemar Lawrence and missed a large portion of the season due to injuries as well. Miller won his second trophy with the club when they claimed the Supporter's Shield for the second time in three years. On November 30, 2015, the day after the Red Bulls were eliminated from the playoffs, it was reported that the club would not pick up Miller's option, ending his six-year tenure with the club.[9]

On December 28, 2015, Miller signed with Costa Rican club Saprissa.[10] In his first season at the club Miller appeared in 22 league matches and scored one goal. In his second season with the club he appeared in 26 matches scoring three goals, and helped Saprissa to the 2016 Torneo Invierno title.

On December 10, 2018, Miller was released by Portland Timbers after two seasons with the club.[11]

InternationalEdit

Miller was an unmovable player at youth levels with the Ticos. He played in the 2001 FIFA U-17 World Championship held in Trinidad & Tobago and the qualification rounds for the 2006 FIFA World Cup,[12] he was left out of the squad just a few weeks before the inaugural game's kick off.

Miller made his full debut for the Ticos in 2005 as a substitute against Ecuador, and has since then collected 52 more caps including two in the 2010 World Cup qualification playoffs against Uruguay and one in the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

International goalsEdit

Scores and results list. Costa Rica's goal tally first.
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 8 June 2013 Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica, San José, Costa Rica   Honduras 1–0 1–0 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
2 8 July 2015 StubHub Center, Carson, California   Jamaica 1-1 2-2 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup

HonorsEdit

ClubEdit

Rosenborg BK

New York Red Bulls

InternationalEdit

Costa Rica

StatisticsEdit

Club Season Primera División UNCAF Copa Interclubes CONCACAF Champions' Cup Total
App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals
Cartaginés
2003–04 18 0 0 0 0 0 18 0
2004–05 16 0 0 0 0 0 16 0
Club Total 34 0 0 0 0 0 34 0
Club Season Tippeligaen Norwegian Cup UEFA Europa League Total
App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals
Bodø/Glimt
2005 17 1 2 0 0 0 19 1
2006 17 3 3 1 0 0 20 4
2007 18 2 2 0 0 0 20 2
Club Total 52 6 7 1 0 0 59 7
Rosenborg
2008 14 0 2 0 4 0 20 0
2009 3 0 3 1 3 0 9 1
Club Total 17 0 5 1 7 0 29 1
Club Season Allsvenskan Svenska Cupen UEFA Europa League Total
App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals
Örgryte (loan)
2009 14 0 - - - - 14 0
Club Total 14 0 - - - - 14 0
Club Season MLS U.S. Open Cup/MLS Cup CONCACAF Champions League Total
App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals
New York Red Bulls
2010 25 0 4 0 0 0 29 0
2011 30 0 3 0 0 0 33 0
2012 24 0 2 0 - - 26 0
2013 17 0 1 0 - - 18 0
2014 23 0 3 0 1 0 27 0
2015 6 0 1 0 - - 7 0
Club Total 125 0 14 0 1 0 140 0
New York Red Bulls II (loan)
2015 1 0 - - - - 1 0
Club Season Primera División UNCAF Copa Interclubes CONCACAF Champions' Cup Total
App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals
Saprissa
2015–16 22 1 - - - - 22 1
2016–17 26 3 - - 4 0 30 3
Club Total 48 4 0 0 4 0 52 4
Career Totals 291 10 26 2 12 0 329 12

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Miller Roy". Enunabaldosa.com. 20 December 2005. Retrieved 18 September 2017.
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ [2]
  4. ^ "Roy Miller deja Noruega y se pasa a Suecia". Nacion.com. Retrieved 18 September 2017.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-10-29. Retrieved 2013-12-15.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-09-27. Retrieved 2012-01-26.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-10-23. Retrieved 2010-10-17.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ Miller descarta Saprissa y se mantiene en Red Bulls - Everardoherrera.com (in Spanish)
  9. ^ "Roy Miller, Dane Richards will not return to the Red Bulls". Empire of Soccer. Retrieved 18 September 2017.
  10. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-01-02. Retrieved 2016-01-10.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  11. ^ https://www.timbers.com/post/2018/12/10/portland-timbers-announce-roster-status-ahead-2019-season
  12. ^ Roy MillerFIFA competition record
  13. ^ "Mestvinnende" (in Norwegian). Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 4 October 2009.

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